Heart diseases

Innovations

Multifaceted Initiative To Reduce "Alarm Fatigue" on Cardiac Unit Reduces Alarms and Increases Nurse and Patient Satisfaction 04/07/14

Boston Medical Center implemented a series of interventions on its cardiac unit to reduce clinically insignificant alarms and make it easier for nurses to respond to genuinely problematic ones....

Community Health Workers Offer Culturally Tailored Interactive Workshops and Counseling to Filipino Americans, Leading to Improvements in Medication Adherence and Cardiovascular Risk Factors 02/28/14

Based on a community assessment and input from groups serving the Filipino American community, the Center for the Study of Asian American Health at New York University School of Medicine and the...

Verizon Encourages Health Plans to Identify and Address Disparities, Leading to Enhanced Access to Information and Services for Minorities 08/08/12

Verizon adopted a policy related to selection of health plans and vendors that emphasizes the applicant's ability to identify and/or address health-related disparities among employees, family...

Medical Center Improves Collection and Analysis of Demographic Information, Leading to Better Interpretation Services and Higher Quality Cardiac Care 07/23/12

Realizing the importance of accurate demographic information, the University of Mississippi Medical Center requires staff to use a standard protocol for collecting information on race, ethnicity,...

With Support From Web-Based Tools, Pharmacists Help Individuals Adopt Healthier Behaviors, Reduce Cardiovascular Risk 04/20/11

Under a program known as HealthyHeartClub.com, pharmacists work with individuals with or at risk for heart disease, educating them on ways to reduce cardiovascular risk and helping them set and...

QualityTools

Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk Estimator 09/18/14

The Risk Estimator enables health care providers and patients to estimate 10-year and lifetime risks for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), defined as coronary death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, or fatal or nonfatal stroke, based...

The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard: An Assessment Tool for Employers To Prevent Heart Disease, Stroke, and Related Health Conditions 12/10/13

This tool is designed to help employers assess the extent to which they have applied evidence-based health promotion interventions in their worksites to prevent heart disease, stroke, and related conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and...

Treatment Options Initiative 09/10/13

These online resources provide information to educate patients about the importance of exploring their treatment options, comparing the benefits and risks of each, and preparing to discuss these options with their health care providers.
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The Community Health Worker's Sourcebook: A Training Manual for Preventing Heart Disease and Stroke 08/27/12

This sourcebook serves as an instruction manual for training community health workers and as a reference and a resource for community health workers working with community members in preventing heart disease and stroke. The sourcebook contains a...

State Snapshots 07/10/12

The State Snapshots provide State-specific health care quality information including strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement. The goal is to help State officials and their public- and private-sector partners better understand...

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